Talk:Dog paddle

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I'm from the midwest US, and I've always heard it called both doggy paddle and dog paddle with about the same frequency, I'm not sure the line about "doggy paddle is common in the UK" is entirely correct, it should probably read "Dog paddle or doggy paddle" --74.139.221.124 (talk) 22:28, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a guidebook so I suggest this article be paired down to simply a description of this stroke and its variants and that the instruction be eliminated. Mr. Pants 16:08, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Changed the wording of the first sentence to add a more professional tone. The other sentences should probably be re-worded as well.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.170.49.86 (talkcontribs)

I wanted to find out how and how well actual dogs can swim, but this article doesn't even mention that, only the human swimming inspired by it.--79.210.113.186 (talk) 23:20, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Are we sure humans learned it from animals? I reckon there must be an instinctive side of it too. We know lots of people drown but can some people swim without any guidance? --Chrisjwowen (talk) 12:30, 30 July 2012 (UTC)